Aanu Adeoye

Democracy delayed in Mali spurs sanctions from neighbours

Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.

The Continent’s Africans of the Year: Tems and Wizkid

Dancing to their own beat: the Afrobeats sound is conquering the world, with Tems and WizKid at the vanguard

#BringBackOurGirls: A story of the Nigerian girls’ rescue

When 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from a remote area in Nigeria, the world called for their rescue. A new book, Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls, gives the details of how 164 were freed.

Africa’s leaders have left us at the mercy of the West on vaccines

Of course Western countries should share the vaccine. But why do we still have to rely on their largesse?

Unfit for office: The perils of reporting on the president’s health

Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s death came after weeks of denial, but reporting on the fitness of African leaders can be perilous for journalists

Deadly explosions blast open Equatorial Guinea’s dysfunctional governance

The blasts were a result of poorly stored explosives at a military base in the city, President Teodoro Obiang said in a statement on Sunday night

‘We can’t afford to become the Covid continent’

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention only launched in 2017, but between Ebola, measles and the Covid-19 pandemic, it has had its work cut out for it. The agency’s director Dr John Nkengasong speaks to The Continent about the vaccine rollout and the turn of the tide in Tanzania

When going home is a risky gamble

Opposition leaders find it hard to fight dictators from abroad, but may place their families in danger when returning home

Nigeria’s anti-corruption boss arrested for corruption

Ibrahim Magu’s arrest by the secret police was a surprise — but also not surprising

Remembering the cruelty of strongman Nkurunziza and his regime

Burundi’s president was a cruel and tyrannical leader under whom no one was safe, not even schoolchildren

Civil unrest turns deadly in Guinea

Guinea’s response to the coronavirus has exacerbated the country’s existing fault lines

Question marks surround Madagascar’s Covid-19 ‘miracle cure’

Despite Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina’s claims of a cure for Covid-19, experts say ‘there is absolutely no evidence’ that is true

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